William Merritt Chase (American 1849-1916) William Merritt Chase (American 1849-1916) Self Portrait Oil on canvas signed l/r 15in. x 18in. (38cm. x 46cm) Framed: 23in. x 27in. (58cm. x 68cm) Provenance: M.A Newhouse. Gallery, St. Louis, Gallery, card on reverse. William Merritt Chase portraitist, was known as an exponent of Impressionism and as a teacher. He is also responsible for establishing the Chase School, which later would become Parsons School of Design. He adopted the persona of an 'artist gentleman' with a European style of dress and manner similar to his contemporaries Sargent and James Abbot McNeill Whistler, whose portrait he painted in 1885, now with the Met. This painting is accompanied by Newhouse Galleries Catalog of William Merritt Chase Paintings, Limited edition, no. 16. Pub. 1927.
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